As Gustavo Hamer impresses with Sheffield United in the Premier League it could have Rangers fans wondering what might’ve been.
The Brazilian-born Dutch midfielder, 26, joined the promoted Championship outfit in the summer on a reported £15m deal from Coventry City.
And whilst the Blades are yet to pick up a victory on their return to the Premier League, the once Rangers-linked Gustavo Hamer has turned heads in the English top flight.
Netting a stunner in only his second game at the club, away to Nottingham Forest, Hamer has also been praised for his performances against Man City and in the weekend draw with Everton.
Rangers-linked Gustavo Hamer impressing at Sheffield United
Speaking about the impact of Gustavo Hamer, ex-Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has praised the once Rangers-linked midfielder.
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“He is tenacious,” said Heckingbottom. “He is all action.
“He is brave to get on the ball, he is not scared to risk the ball, he is prepared to make things happen.
“We lost a couple of big players, big personalities. So, we needed to replace them with big players and big personalities.
“It was really important that we did that. We tried to recruit character, recruit Premier League quality and athleticism.”
Rangers were linked with a move for Gustavo Hamer in January 2021, although the reports were rubbished at the time by Heart & Hand.
The ex-PEC Zwolle midfielder was then named as a potential target the following summer and since then Gustavo Hamer has been repeatedly mentioned alongside the Gers.
The reported £15m transfer fee surely priced Rangers out of a move by Hamer’s bright start to life at Sheffield United also gives an inclination into the talent the player has.
Helping Coventry to the Premier League Playoff Final last season, Rangers’ window to sign the player has clearly closed with the midfielder now lighting up the Premier League.